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A Tax Credit, which is the dollar-for dollar reduction of your tax liability, is better than a tax deduction, which only reduces your taxable income before taxes are computed.

Instead of sending all your state taxes to the State of Arizona, you can make a contribution to a public school. A.R.S. §43-1089.01 allows taxpayers a TAX CREDIT  up to $200.00 for “Single” or “Head of Household” tax filers and up to $400.00 for “Married Couple Filing a Joint Return” when contributing to EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES in public schools. This gives you the opportunity to help your local school. The tax credit is available to all taxpayers, regardless of whether they have children in school. It would be advisable to consult your tax advisor regarding your specific tax status.


Extracurricular activity means any optional, non-credit educational or competitive school sponsored activity that supplements the education program of the school. Activities such as sports, visual and performing arts, field trips, outdoor education or character education programs can be funded with tax credit money. Extracurricular activities do not include any events that are recreational, amusement or tourist activities.

You may select which school and which program you would like to support. The amount of the tax credit you take does not have to be for the total allowance. You can make a difference in our schools with just $50.00, $75.00, or $100.00. In addition, the credit may be split between one or more schools and/or one or more programs. 


Complete the attached form and return to the school of your choice by April 15, 2020 or mail to the District Office prior to April 15, 2020 in order to take it off your State of Arizona taxes at the time you file for 2019. Arizona Tax Credit Donation Form
Create an online payment by going to this link  

It is easy! The District will provide you with a receipt verifying that you have contributed to an eligible extracurricular activity.

For more information contact Wendy Taylor at the District Office, 623-535-6000.

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD) either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction


Welcome to the Facilities Department!

Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for students and staff to learn and teach. Taking care of district facilities is one of the ways that LESD79 remains good stewards of taxpayer dollars.

We Welcome Alan Van Horn, Our New Director of Facilities

Alan Van Horn

We are delighted to introduce Alan Van Horn, who joins us as the Director of Facilities and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will lead our district's Facilities Department. 

Mr. Van Horn comes to us with over 16 years of experience. His tenure has equipped him with invaluable insights into facility management, making him a perfect fit for his new role here at LESD79.

Alan is a former student of Litchfield Elementary School. Alan brings a unique understanding of our district's mission and vision of educational excellence to support the success of our students, staff and the LESD79 community.

Let us all extend a warm welcome to Alan as he embarks on this new journey with us!


LESD Grounds Crew

LESD's Grounds Crew all smiles for a recent birthday celebration!

Looking to rent a field or space at one of our campuses or parks?
Please go to our Use of Facilities page or contact Sandra Payne at

A group of students standing in front of the White Tanks School with two teachers on their sides. There is a blue and silver balloon arch behind them


Director of Facilities
Alan Van Horn
Assistant Director of Facilities
Robert Sparks
Facilities Coordinator
Building and Field Rentals
Sandra Payne

Administrative Assistant
Jessica Campuzano                      623-547-1549

Grounds Supervisor
Frank Fernandez Jr

Custodial Supervisor
Louisa Tellez
Belen Soto Elementary School, Dreaming Summit Elementary School, L. Thomas Heck Middle School, Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School, Verrado Heritage Elementary School, Verrado Middle School, Wigwam Creek Middle School, Western Sky Middle School

Custodial Supervisor
Javier Salcido
Barbara B. Robey Elementary School, Corte Sierra Elementary School, Litchfield Elementary School, Mabel Padgett Elementary School, Palm Valley Elementary School, Scott L. Libby Elementary School, Verrado Elementary School, White Tanks Learning Center